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paying market for poetry & fiction – The Gettysburg Review


short and long poems of nearly any length; pays $2.50 per line for poetry and $30 per printed page for prose; details HERE:


Paying market for fiction, poetry, essay, reviews, etc.


The Bear Deluxe – quarterly – pays for first time rights; pays $.05/word; details HERE:


Weird Tales wanted


Submission for Passion for Weird Tales will open on June 2nd and remain open until we’ve chosen 10 stories.

You may submit before June 2nd but keep in mind your story will be held for review until then. You may submit a fiction or nonfiction weird tale to us. While most weird tales lean toward horror, we are open to all genres and are particularly interested in upbeat weird tales. While there are no set limits to the content, keep in mind that our goal is to create a book, not only for fans of strange fiction, but to draw in new readers. In other words, this probably isn’t the place for gore or torture stories. Traditional monsters are welcome, but remember vampires and werewolves in themselves are not weird enough. To give in you a better idea of what we want, consider Tomorrow’s Child by Ray Bradbury.

We’ll place stories we like under consideration and well let you know right away. If and only if you are notified that your story is under consideration, you must contribute an essay. In general the essay could include information about your love of strange fiction, writers you admire and or what inspired the story you wrote. The essay will be a factor in our final decision.

DO NOT send us an essay unless we request one. Send submissions to geckopublishing(@)gmail (dot) com. We request that you the combined total of essay and short story be roughly 5000 words but we’ll make exceptions for outstanding writing. Pay is 1/4 per word.


Underwords is seeking YA science fiction


YA Sci Fi wanted for “Futuredaze” anthology; submissions accepted until full; book will be published in June 2013; paying market; details HERE:


Pill Hill (publisher) seeking submissions for books/anthologies


Open to submissions for several books, including a family cookbook and several flash fiction anthologies; details HERE:


Chicken Soup Call Out for parents of kids with autism or Asperger’s


New Chicken Soup for the Soul Book:
For Parents of Children with Autism or Asperger’s

If you are the parent of a child, from newborn to college age, with autism or Asperger’s, we invite you to share your story about raising your child – the ups and downs, the effect on your family and marriage, your child’s special attributes and talents, and the lighter moments too. These stories will provide advice, comfort and insight to other parents in the same situation.

Please send us only non-fiction stories and poems written in the first person of no more than 1,200 words. These must be your personal stories – things that happened to you or someone you were close to. You may use a “pen name” on your story. Your story should not have been previously published by Chicken Soup for the Soul or other major publications.

Here are some suggested topics, but we know you can think of many more:

  • How you first recognized the symptoms
  • Meeting the challenges of everyday life
  • Academic struggles or brilliance
  • Good and bad experiences with school administrations
  • Appreciating your child for exactly who he/she is
  • Helping your child build a social life
  • Successful treatments – what has worked for you
  • Helping siblings and family members cope
  • The effect on your marriage and personal relationships
  • The importance of taking time for yourself
  • The importance of a support system
  • The lighter side
  • The positive side – benefits of autism or Asperger’s

Please remember, we do not like “as told to” stories. Please write in the first person about yourself or someone close to you. If you ghostwrite a story for someone else we will list his or her name as the author. If a story was previously published, we will probably not use it unless it ran in a small circulation venue. Let us know where the story was previously published in the “Comments” section of the submission form. If the story was published in a past Chicken Soup for the Soul book, please do not submit it.

If your story is chosen, you will be a published author and your bio will be printed in the book if you so choose. You will also receive a check for $200 and 10 free copies of your book, worth more than $100. You will retain the copyright for your story and you will retain the right to resell it.

SUBMISSIONS GO TO http://chickensoup.com
Select the Submit Your Story link on the left tool bar and follow the directions.

DEADLINE IS September 30th.
We plan to publish the book on April 2, 2013, for Autism Awareness Month.

L. .Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future contest


deadline is 6/30/12; short stories up to 17,000 words; fantasy, sci fi,  horror, etc.; $1,000 prize each quarter; $750 second prize, $500 third prize; details HERE:


Looking for short stories about Kentucky women


Kentucky Her Story 2012 Now accepting submissions for a collection of short stories about Kentucky women. A new e-zine journal will be published summer 2012. Authors can be any gender. Stories should be 2,000 – 10,000 words. No exceptions on length, no poetry, art might be okay. Send one paragraph bio, author photo or representation, one sentence describing your story, and your story to parker.owens@gmail.com. Digital files only. No payment, no fees. Deadline June 15, 2012. Acceptance notice by August 1, 2012.